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Angel Blue01
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FirefoxPortable not working from flash drive

I love PortableFirefox and use it heavily.

I was glad to see the new release. Smile

I ran the extractor setup from this Web site, and coped my 1.0.2 \profile folder from my flash drive to the new Data\profile folder. I updated my extensions and everything ran fine.

Then I copied the FirefoxPortable folder back to my flash drive (an A-data PD2-1G0) and tried running FirefoxPortable. The splash screen appears but nothign happened. I waited 5 minutes. Nothing happened.

Firefox.exe is running, but the program never loads. I killed firefox.exe in task manager. I tried again, and it loaded, but in safe mode -no extensions, no themes.

The copy of FirefoxPortable on my desktop works fine.

What's wrong?

SHADOW-XIII
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maybe some extensions do not

maybe some extensions do not want to work ... try to install on as much as you are able on pure Firefox Portable (without extensions)

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LordBill
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Fresh install

Yeah, I've had this happen a couple times; the splash screen comes up, but the program never takes off.

If you drill into the PFF files, which on my flash drive looks like this:
J:\PortableFirefox\PortableFirefoxCode

and click on the PFF icon in THERE, the program loads properly. Try that.

What I have found is that once you get it running, it keeps running; you should then be able to use the PFF icon OUTSIDE the PFFCode folder to load it.

Lemme know if it wrks for you!
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Bruce Pascoe
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Uhhh... the "PFF icon" in PortableFirefoxCode is a .ico file. There are no executables in that folder.

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LordBill
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Oops- Sorry.

Looks like I surfed to the wrong folder- D'oh!

On my falshdrive:
J:\PortableFirefox\firefox >Click the application icon

Open the app, close it, then surf back to the first icon in the main folder
J:\PortableFirefox\ and click the main link.

Hey- I can only tell you it worked for me without re-installing or re-imorting anything.

Nothing so fires ambition as resentment.

Nothing so fires ambition as resentment.

SHADOW-XIII
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running

running J:\PortableFirefox\(APP)\firefox\firefox.exe
will result in creating registry entries and profile files in documents and settings - that's why we use FirefoxPortable.exe

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LordBill
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Wholly CARP!

I didn't notice that!!!

But I stick by my statement- once I ran the prog from here, the PFF icon worked ht enext time.

Dang! Thanks guys! You all rock!

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Bruce Pascoe
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Yeah, what SHADOW-XIII said. If you run firefox.exe instead of FirefoxPortable.exe, Firefox will use a local profile (as in, one stored on your computer). You have to run FirefoxPortable.exe if you want it to use the portable settings.

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maggie Hey, I resent that remark! I only weigh ONE Godzillaton!
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